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'Historic milestone': Fort McKay Métis declare self-governance

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 24, 2019 - 1:46pm
Ron Quintal and constitution

The Fort McKay Métis have declared self-governance after members voted Thursday to adopt a constitution and elections act.

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Ailing 'lifetime' chief of Ojibway Nation of Saugeen appoints wife as successor

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 24, 2019 - 1:15pm
Chief Edward Machimity

The ailing, 'lifetime' chief of a small Ojibway First Nation in Ontario announced this month his wife would take over once he dies, despite repeated attempts over the past decade by members of the 242-person community to change their leadership.

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N.W.T. woman, missing since 1990, featured on national missing person page

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 24, 2019 - 12:30pm
Charlene Catholique

RCMP have published a video that recreates Charlene Catholique's final hours. Catholique, from Lutselk'e, N.W.T., has been missing since July 1990.

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Arson charges laid in wildfire that forced evacuations of eastern Manitoba First Nations

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 24, 2019 - 12:02pm
Manitoba fire Little Grand Rapids First Nations

Three people face arson charges in connection with a massive wildfire that forced the evacuation of thousands of people from Little Grand Rapids and Pauingassi First Nations last year.

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RCMP to conduct large-scale ground, air search for Skownan man missing 8 months

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 24, 2019 - 11:51am
Dwayne Lavallee

Dwayne Lavallee, 21, of Skownan First Nation, Man., hasn't been seen since Sept. 22.

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Thunder Bay mayor says brother being named in police oversight report no reason to cite conflict of interest

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 24, 2019 - 8:57am
Bill Mauro

The mayor of Thunder Bay says he has no plans to step down from the city's police services board despite calls this week for him to be removed from his seat.

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Province to remove Thunder Bay lawyer John Cyr from city's police services board

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 24, 2019 - 7:52am
John Cyr

The provincial Ministry of the Solicitor General says it intends to remove John Cyr from the Thunder Bay Police Services Board.

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Garden Hill sex abuse victims, families need long-term help, First Nations leaders agree

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 24, 2019 - 6:00am
Arlen Dumas Garrison Settee

The chief of a remote Manitoba First Nation says he's hoping to bring in more resources to support victims and families, after three people were charged in connection with the physical and sexual abuse of 17 children.

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Halifax man alleges Indigenous group denied him membership over race

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 24, 2019 - 5:00am
Leland (Lee) Francis

Leland Francis, a Halifax man who is black and Mi'kmaw, has filed a human rights complaint against the Native Council of Nova Scotia because he says the organization has denied him membership for the past decade due to his black heritage.

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B.C. court to decide if province can regulate Trans Mountain

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 24, 2019 - 4:00am
CANADA-PIPELINE/TRANSMOUNTAIN

B.C.'s Court of Appeal will decide Friday whether the province can change its environmental laws in a way that could effectively kill the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

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Challenge to Indian day school settlement in Quebec court could stall deal

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 24, 2019 - 4:00am
Kateri School

A recently filed court challenge of Ottawa's Indian day school settlement agreement argues, among several issues, that the settlement agreement ignored the needs of francophone day school survivors by providing limited and inadequately translated documents.

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First Nations logger says conservation officers are eliminating his market instead of laying charges

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 24, 2019 - 4:00am
Conservation officers

A Wolastoqew (Maliseet) logger who's harvesting lumber from Crown land outside of provincial regulations says an investigation by conservation officers is violating his treaty right to earn a moderate livelihood.

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Supreme Court to rule on whether Cindy Gladue's accused killer will face new trial

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 24, 2019 - 4:00am
Gladue SCOC

The Supreme Court of Canada rules today on a high-profile case involving the death of an Indigenous woman — a case that sparked nationwide protests and revived the debate about Canada's prostitution and sexual consent laws.

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Inside nêhiyawak's collaboration with TONTO, a synthesizer with a 'weird name'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 23, 2019 - 4:30pm
nêhiyawak 1

When Edmonton-based Cree band nêhiyawak had the chance to play a one-of-a-kind synthesizer during their residency at the National Music Centre, they knew it had the power to transform their sound.

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Manitoba Metis Federation will get funding for work to help protect Lake Winnipeg

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 23, 2019 - 3:21pm
Will Goodon

Ottawa is thanking the Manitoba Metis Federation for its help monitoring the health of Lake Winnipeg.

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FWFN chief calls for Thunder Bay, Ont., mayor's removal from police services board

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 23, 2019 - 2:58pm
Peter Collins

The chief of Fort William First is calling for Thunder Bay Mayor Bill Mauro to be removed from the city's police services board over Mauro's "persistent failure" to acknowledge the racism experienced by Indigenous people in Thunder Bay.

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Through dance, Justin Many Fingers is channelling the strength and resilience of Indigenous women

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 23, 2019 - 2:45pm
Justin Many Fingers

In OKOTOKS, he returns to the story of the 1870 Baker Massacre — and the legacy of one of its survivors.

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How an Inuit-Montessori preschool hopes to reinvent education in the North

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 23, 2019 - 1:54pm
Nunavut school

The program at Pirurvik, an early childhood education centre in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, for which the name means "a place to grow," was developed three years ago by combining traditional Inuit knowledge with the Montessori method. Its founders recently won the Arctic Inspiration Prize, known as "the Nobel of the North." Kieran Oudshoorn's documentary is called A Little Nest.

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New Thunder Bay police board member penned letter supporting Senator Lynn Beyak in 2017

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 23, 2019 - 12:27pm
Thunder Bay Police services board - Sylvie Hauth

The newest member of Thunder Bay's Police Services Board says he's dedicated to moving forward in a positive way after writing a letter of support for suspended Canadian senator Lynn Beyak two years ago.

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Thunder Bay anti-racism committee member resigns over mayor's town hall comments

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 23, 2019 - 12:10pm
Thunder Bay City Hall

A nearly-ten-year member of Thunder Bay's municipal committee on anti-racism and diversity has resigned from the position over comments made by Mayor Bill Mauro at a town hall where he blamed two reports about systemic racism and policing in the city for hurting Thunder Bay's national reputation.

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